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Kimberley ski lift almost ready to open for the season

Certification and load testing are underway for the rebuilt Northstar Quad Chair at Kimberley Alpine Resort (KAR) ahead of opening day.

Resort officials said the chair lift has been running for the last 10 days, with good results.

The process to load test the lift begins on Tuesday and is expected to take a few days.

After that, Leitner Poma engineers are expected to certify the equipment for public operation.

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“We suggest getting your skis and boards waxed up and ready, and check back soon for our imminent opening day announcement,” said KAR officials.

BC Transit and the City of Kimberley are also involved by helping people catch a ride.

The free shuttle service will be back from Dec. 27 to April 9.

“Route 23 Peak to Platzl Ski Shuttle will offer free service between the base of Kimberley Alpine Resort to the on-mountain accommodations, downtown shops and restaurants, helping to support local tourism,” said BC Transit officials.

There is no official confirmation of a set opening day for Kimberley Alpine Resort yet.

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